Running straight & fixing defenders is a skill that all players must learn and learn at an early age. The top players regularly practise this skill to maintain accuracy. This is the building block to scoring tries
The game because of the lateral nature of rugby. The Temptation is to follow the ball across the field. So you have to run forward and pass sideways and the danger is that people follow the ball and drift with the ball and drift of the ball, which when you do unopposed doesn't look too problematic, but somebody put opposition in all this. Well, it is already drifting while I just follow him and follow and then you gang up on the man on the end. So we're just trying to stop people from drifting across the park by making the hips. Stay Square as we can. And is this something that you would be sort of skills is coaches within the coaching kids all the way through absolutely. Absolutely and I think I used to run the accept the academy here and I think one of the things that parents used to come and watch this recession the school boys came schoolwork and made coming in the evening and I think that they assume that when they get a contractor coming to the big boys, they'd be doing something different. No, it's the same game the same skills need to be honed and all the difference is how accurately and how quickly can you do it. So running square is a core skill and it has to be repeated over and over and over again from in he's right through to youth through adult game. We're all playing rugby and it's played parallel to the touch lines not across parallel to the try line. So we want to keep Square. I'm looking for the outside hand attacking the ball that gives you square. We're going to reach And organize your feet so you catch their ideally. So the next step is gone the make sense. So I'm running step past and I say Square run over the pass. So really think about it turning towards the ball one Movement. We got the extra man. We got to get the ball away and come onto it. Wait. Oh wait in front good. There's a recognition obviously that it's their job. So they obviously the underlying factors if you don't get this right you don't get the team that is the bottom line. If you can't pass it the way we play you're not going to be any use to us. So they understand that but at the same time they want to enjoy their work. So little variations on the theme the other day. We had some hula hoops. And so instead of just running and passing to each other now to pass which you remember you heard me talk about making sure the past stays parallel to the ground. So we want the ball traveling across the ground nice and easy into his hands wait of pass. Short what if even if it's a short part is still not lobbed. It's putting his hand gives him time. I put a hook through my older hoop here. He runs our can he fire that ball parallel? So it goes through the hoop to his mate on the other side who catches it's a little silly little things like that and allow that you know, and it's a challenge it's competitive and they love competition go Yes, finish good. Good stuff, okay.
Running straight and changing your running line will make players better attackers and underpins an effective 2 v 1. Dave Walder from Newcastle Falcon's run's through a new style exercise that all coaches can use
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This practise will challenge all players at all levels, originally seen at Bath RFC in 2012 it is been adapted for all players. The coach can change the width and pressure to fit in with the player abilities. The players love this !
The quality of passes from Ford and Farrell to enable Elliot Daley to slide past his defender was the difference in the Wales V England match. The skills required to perfect these passes were honed on the training ground over several years. See what type of drills they did and still do